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China urges Myanmar to maintain stability
Beijing, Aug 28 (Agencies):
Published on 28 Aug. 2009 11:17 PM IST
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China’s foreign ministry on Friday called on Myanmar to “properly handle domestic problems and maintain stability in the China-Myanmar border region”. “We also urge Myanmar to protect the security and legal rights of Chinese citizens in Myanmar,” said the statement by spokeswoman Jiang Yu, on the ministry’s website ( Fresh fighting has erupted between Myanmar forces and an armed ethnic group in the remote northeast, forcing 10,000 people to flee across the border into China, activists and state media have said. Thousands have fled this month from Kokang in Myanmar’s Shan State after clashes there, which, according to a U.S.-based rights group, followed the deployment of troops in the area, home to a large number of ethnic Chinese.

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